I really have no where to put any of these anymore so I am trying to scale back on what I buy. However, I still come across some things I want bad enough. I do need to move, regardless, so perhaps it can be to a place with a little more room to expand.
The Angry Video Game Nerd (aka James Rolfe) is likely the most obscure figure in my collection. I couldn’t resist getting it when I saw it for sale. He started his YouTube channel in 2004 and currently has more than 190 episodes of this character critiquing bad video games.
Not much to post about these days I’m afraid. It’s back to the office full time after more than a year of working from home which is a big adjustment. One thing has and will stay the same, obtaining more collectibles. Here’s some pictures of some I’ve recently acquired.
This will be a somewhat conflicted post as on one hand, I’m very negative about the Vancouver Fan Expo, but yet I still went this year and may go again. I’ve been a few times, skipped last year entirely and keep hoping for them to make it better. This has yet to happen to any significant degree. It would be nice if they could shake up the format a little now and then.
So what was the biggest reason that I went this year, with all that compalining, well I had to meet Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, etc) as I was unlikely to get another chance.
The first thing you should know about these events is that they are not cheap. You’re looking at $45 for a single day (there also multi day passes), which just gets you in the door. The majority of what you’re seeing are likely local vendors, many of which you can just go visit their store any day of the week. What is more exciting to seek out are the unique craft vendors on the floor.
There are numerous panels you can attend, but they tend to be brief and spaced out so you have to spend ALL day with limited places to sit down to see them. The celebrity pictures and autographs are expensive (in this year’s case a photo with Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) was $130 for example) so chances are you’ll have to just pick one person.